Career Resources

Looking for greener career ideas?

Review Online Green Career & Job Guides
Green Energy Career Guide

Write a Greener Resume – Ask for Feedback – Network

“Green Your Resume”:

Consult with a Green Career Coach at the Massachusetts Green Career Conference

Go to local, green, career and business networking and online groups:  NEWIEE, GoGreenWebDirectory, libraries, USGBC Emerging Professionals, EBCNE, and many more!

Find a Green Job.
Careers in Sustainability Sustainability Degrees
Green Job Engine (a search engine)
Orion Grassroots Careers
Great Green Careers
Sustainable Business, Green Dream Jobs
Green Jobs Network
Green Job Search,+ma/mi-50
Environmental Careers
Association of Energy Service Professionals
STEM Power

Diversity Initiatives Progress
Diversity Report The State of Diversity in Environmental Organizations

Consider This!

Join a local environmental organization or volunteer for a nonprofit.  While you learn about sustainability, share your professional skills and make a difference.

Workforce Research/Funds

Want to check out the big picture?

Political Economy Research Institute, UMass
MA Commonwealth Corporation
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
MA Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development
US Department of Labor
Massachusetts Department of Workforce Development


Chelsea Green Publishing has exceptional books on sustainability.  Here are two posted at that provide career insights.


There are many books on green careers and sustainability.  These were displayed, sold or raffled for free at our past conferences.  Not all the books on this list were reviewed so please read online reviews prior to purchase.


  • Green Jobs for a New Economy:  The Career Guide to Emerging Opportunities, by Peterson’s, 2010
  • The ECO Guide to Careers that Make a Difference:  Environmental Work for a Sustainable World, by the Environmental Careers Organization with Kevin Doyle
  • The Green Career Ladder:  A Step-By-Step Guide to Profitable Careers in Sustainable Energy, by Bob Oedy 2010
  • The Complete Guide to Environmental Careers in the 21st Century, by the Environmental Careers Organization
  • Green Jobs:  A Guide to Eco-Friendly Employment, by Bronwyn Llewllyn


  • Green Careers:  Choosing Work for a Sustainable Future by Jim Cassio and Alice Rush, 2010
  • 10 Ways to Change Your World in Your 20s by Libuse Binder, 2009

Academic Books

  • Eco Literacy Workbook for the Future Green-Collar Worker, by Morisett Saint-Preux, 2009
  • 147 Practical Tips for Teaching Sustainability:  Connecting the Environment, the Economy, and Society   by William Timpson et al


  • Green Careers in Energy: Your Guide to Jobs in Renewable Energy, by Peterson’s, 2010
  • Green Careers for Dummies, Carol McClelland, 2010
  • Jobs in Sustainable Energy (Green Careers), by Corona Brezina, 2010
  • Careers in Renewable Energy:  Get a Green Energy Job, Gregory McNamee, 2008
  • Careers in Green Energy:  Fueling the World with Renewable Resources (New Careers for the 21st Century:  Finding your Role in the Green… byCamden Flath), 2010
  • Saving the Earth as a Career:  Advice on Becoming a Conservation Professional, by Malcolm, Lindenmayer, and Calhoun
  • Climb the Green Career Ladder:  Make Your Company and Career More Sustainable, by Fetzer and Aaron, 2010


  • Emerald Cities:  Urban Sustainability and Economic Development, by Joan Fitzgerald
  • Strategies for the Green Economy:  Opportunities and Challenges in the New World of Business, by Joel Makower


  • 75 Green Businesses You Can Start to Make Money and Make a Difference, by Glenn Croston
  • The Green Business Guide:  A One Stop Resource for Businesses of All Shapes and Sizes to Implement Eco-Friendly Policies, Programs, and Practices, Glenn Bachman, 2009
  • Build a Green Small Business:  Profitable Ways to Become an Ecopreneur, by Scott Cooney
  • Starting Green:  An Ecopreneur’s Toolkit for Starting a Green Business from Business Plan to Profits, by Glenn Croston